Elizabeth Vargas writes:
Tonight, Bob Woodruff & I begin our new role as co-anchors of World News Tonight. It is a momentous, and humbling, occasion for us. We know that this broadcast has a long, rich history and a tradition of excellence: it is one that we have been proud to be part of, and one that we hope to build upon. To that end, we are launching a number of new features in order to bring you inside our newsroom and bring the world’s news closer to you.
The World Newser is our daily blog. Here, you’ll find our thoughts on daily news and the way we build our broadcast; details from reporters in the field; videoblogs and reporter’s notebook entries, like Bob’s from Iran (see below), and the ones we posted during my trip to Baghdad for the Iraqi elections my trip to Baghdad for the Iraqi elections. We hope you will check in throughout the day for updates.
World News Now is our daily webcast. Every day at 3 pm, we’ll be live on the Web, with a roundup of the day’s news, in-depth conversations with our colleagues as news happens, and original reports prepared exclusively for viewers like you. It’s another way we’re realizing our goal of bringing you high-quality content throughout the day.
Our Broadcast Plus section is one we’ve rolled out over the last couple of months. As we hope you’ve seen, it’s where we bring you original reports on stories ranging from the real story of the Sound of Music’s Von Trapp family to Icelandic nights; extended interviews with everyone from the Farrelly Brothers to our People of the Year, Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush, to the head of the US Forces in Iraq; and a wealth of information you just won’t find anywhere else.